Refinery29 has a new senior fashion editor in Laia Garcia, who joins the publication from Lenny. Garcia had been deputy editor there, part of the team in place since before the newsletter’s launch. Prior to joining Lenny, she had been a writer at Yahoo Style, and a staff writer and stylist at Rookie Mag.
Garcia’s responsibilities as senior fashion editor include expanding the vertical’s influencer network, and, in addition to working on the vertical’s day-to-day fashion content, contributing to Refinery29’s special projects, which include the 67% project, which increases the visibility of plus-size women in fashion coverage and 29Rooms, a live, art, fashion and tech event.
Since Garcia joins ahead of fashion month, she’ll be focusing a lot of her energies there in her near future.
Before making the switch to fashion editorial, Garcia had been a freelance stylist and, coming full circle, some of her work during that time had appeared in Refinery29.